The annual Steampunk NZ Festival opens in Oamaru this coming Friday, May 30th.
The Steampunk NZ Festival 2014 is New Zealands largest and longest running steampunk event. 4 days with 18 events and the start of a fringe festival along side it this year. . .
The events are:
Thursday 29th May
Friday 30th May
Brydone Oamaru Fringe Festival Late Night
Saturday 31st May
Cup cake decorating
Steampunk Short Stories – with connections to other parts of the planet – technology allowing
Brydone Oamaru Fringe Festival Family Variety Show
Sunday 1st June
Steam train rides round the Oamaru Harbour.
29th May – 2nd June
Throughout the weekend there will be the opportunity to visit Steampunk HQ, The Timetravelers Museum and learn to ride a penny farthing and explore the many other galleries and attractions that Oamaru offers, and then see the penguins.
There is more on the Festival’s Facebook page.
Friday night will be lit up by Oamaru On Fire:
2014’s Oamaru On Fire, steam, sound and lighting spectacular, will step up again this year says organisers Jan Kennedy and Anton Roswell. “Oamaru On Fire” is a fire, steam, sound, lighting spectacular that successfully showcases Harbour street (in the old part of town Oamaru) in the evening and in winter as an attraction for the entire family from 4 years old to 94 !
t enhances the Steampunk Festival, attracting large numbers of visitors and locals to Oamaru for Queens Birthday weekend. For the Past 2 years Oamaru On Fire has been incredibly popular with over 2,000 people attending gaining amazing feedback from young and old.
This years event will feature “Video mapping” a world class projection and lighting focus using the Harbour street Buildings as a stunning Canvas, as well as an innovative visual and performing arts programme and involvement by young local performers.
Internationally renowed “Visual Architects” Out of the Dark will choregraph the lighting and pyrotechnic experience; which includes video projection mapping previously seen on buildings around the world, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME VIDEO MAPPING HAS BEEN USED IN NZ’s south island. “Oamaru On Fire”